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Guide to the William Saroyan Papers, 1926-1981
Special Collections M0870  
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Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, drawings, scrapbooks, clippings, financial and legal records, his personal typewriter, and ephemera.
Novelist, short-story writer, dramatist, and essayist, William Saroyan was born in Fresno, California in 1908. A high-school dropout, Saroyan was largely self-educated and decided at an early age to pursue a career as a writer, drawing on his experience as an Armenian-American growing up in California.
185 linear ft.
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Collection is open for research.